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10 NONFICTIONAL books that will f**k up your reality (and make you smarter).

10 NONFICTIONAL books that will f**k up your reality (and make you smarter).
Earlier I listed my “top 10 fictional books” and I promised I’d post the list with my “top 10 nonfictional books”. So, here I am, keeping my promise (I’m a bit late). The books here are a mix of “face reality” , “thought provoking”, and “do better in life” books, which I’m all for. Quick word- The fictional books were the books that opened up my eyes and let me see these nonfictional books, which are loaded with much more amazing info due to it being true. Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man by John Perkins This is a book about John Perkins career as you guessed it, an “Economic Hitman”. Web Of Debt: The Shocking Truth About Our Money System And How We Can Break Free by Ellen Brown Want to see just how the economy got so bad? The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins Although this has to be one of the most thought provoking titles I’ve ever known (anything religion based usually is), this is an intellectually stimulating book. John continues his “myth” section on 20/20 into a book. Related:  Libros

10 Forgotten Fantastical Novels You Should Read Immediately Fans of magical prose and magical worlds, take heart. Titan Books has recently released a special limited edition version of steampunk legend James Blaylock’s The Aylesford Skull, a classic from one of the genre’s trailblazers. To celebrate the release, Blaylock has put together a list of forgotten or ignored works of literature that have inspired his own writing, and should be must-reads for anyone interested in science fiction or the fantastic. Blaylock writes: “Why these novels turned out to be inspirational is a long story, too long to recount here, and in fact sometimes I can’t quite say: a sensibility, maybe, that seemed to me to be True in some regard, a sense of humor that was also a sense of proportion, wisdom of a whimsical variety, an evocative atmosphere, intriguing characters, a level of eccentricity that was somehow made perfectly plausible, a giant cephalopod. All of that is very murky, of course. Phantastes, George MacDonald

15 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Life - WhytoRead Books There are some books that are so good, that as soon as you’re done reading them, you can’t wait to recommend it to someone and continually ask them about it until they’ve read it. You want everyone to read this book, its that good. The books on this list are the most highly recommended books and everyone thinks you should read them all, at least once in your life. 15 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Life 1. This book is an absolute must read, and follows a boy who essentially runs away from home to live in the Catskill mountains, where he absolutely thrives. 2. (Featured in 8 Books That Will Have A Profound Impact On Your Personality) The plot is deceptively simple. Once he feels that he understands humanity, he undertakes to educate humans in the philosophy of “Thou art God” in such a way that the truth of that statement is a provable tautology. 3. This is science fiction made to laugh at itself while honouring its rich tradition, but it is much more than that. 4. 5. 6.

5 Great Books That Can Change Your Life | Simplistic Thoughts 1. The 4 Hour Work Week How to start your own business, quit your job, work less, outsource your work, learn quicker, have more money and a better life. This book actually does cover it all. Timothy Ferris, the author of this book was fired from his normal $40,000 a year job and went on to start his own internet company. 2. Personal Development for Smart People is a new personal development book written by Steve Pavlina. 3. This was one of the first books that really got me interested in investing and creating other streams of incomes. 4. The Go Giver is a cool little book that talks about the benefits of giving and how the rewards of giving can heavily out way the rewards of taking. 5. Written by Seth Godin, one of the top marketing authors, The Dip is a great book to help you achieve your best.

The 100 Best Science Books of All Time - Image by Biblioteca de la Facultad de Derecho (CC BY 2.0) The 100 Best Science Books of All Time list contains a mixture of classic and popular works, chosen for their accessibility and relevance. Most of the books selected are suitable for a well educated layman with only a few being for a more serious reader. The list covers the obvious subjects: biology, chemistry, and physics, as well as mathematics, the philosophy of science, and the history of science. Each author is only represented by one book on the list. 1. By Charles Darwin | Used Price: 70% Off In The Origin of Species (1859) Darwin challenged many of the most deeply-held beliefs of the Western world. 2. By Richard Feynman | Used Price: 80% Off Celebrated for his brilliantly quirky insights into the physical world, Nobel laureate Richard Feynman also possessed an extraordinary talent for explaining difficult concepts to the general public. 3. By D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson | 70% Off 4. By Albert Einstein | Used Price: 50% Off 5.

Johnny Lists — 10 Non-Fiction Books to Blow Your Mind 1. How to Lie With Statistics by Darrell Huff – A mind opening look at how statistics can be manipulated to dazzle and deceive you. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. The Year’s Best Books on Writing and Creativity by Maria Popova Timeless wisdom and practical advice on the pleasures and perils of the written word and the creative life. After the year’s best books in photography, psychology and philosophy, art and design, history and biography, science and technology, “children’s” (though we all know what that means), and pets and animals, the season’s subjective selection of best-of reading lists concludes with the year’s best reads on writing and creativity. The question of why writers write holds especial mesmerism, both as a piece of psychological voyeurism and as a beacon of self-conscious hope that if we got a glimpse of the innermost drivers of greats, maybe, just maybe, we might be able to replicate the workings of genius in our own work. So why do great writers write? George Orwell itemized four universal motives. Prolific novelist Isabel Allende shares in Kurt Vonnegut’s insistence on rooting storytelling in personal experience and writes: I need to tell a story.

15 Quotes That'll Make You Want To Change The WorldArs Spiritus What my readers love most at Ars Spiritus are inspirational, chilling and touching quotes. Here’s another awesome article on it so we all can want to change the world! Read them, feel inspired then take action. Enjoy. Don’t ask what the world needs.

The 13 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2013 by Maria Popova How to think like Sherlock Holmes, make better mistakes, master the pace of productivity, find fulfilling work, stay sane, and more. After the best biographies, memoirs, and history books of 2013, the season’s subjective selection of best-of reading lists continue with the most stimulating psychology and philosophy books published this year. “How we spend our days,” Annie Dillard wrote in her timelessly beautiful meditation on presence over productivity, “is, of course, how we spend our lives.” Horowitz begins by pointing our attention to the incompleteness of our experience of what we conveniently call “reality”: Right now, you are missing the vast majority of what is happening around you. Minor clashes between my dog’s preferences as to where and how a walk should proceed and my own indicated that I was experiencing almost an entirely different block than my dog. The book was her answer to the disconnect, an effort to “attend to that inattention.”

Los 8 libros que cualquier persona inteligente debería leer (Enlaces de descarga en español) El conocido astrofísico y comunicador científico estadounidense Neil deGrasse Tyson, respondiendo a la pregunta ¿Qué libros deberían ser leídos por cada una de las personas inteligentes del planeta? que le hizo un usuario de Reddit, recomendó leer 8 libros. El astrofísico, entre otras cosas, dijo que esos libros permitirán obtener una visión profunda de la mayoría de las cosas que impulsaron la historia del mundo occidental. Aquí tienen la lista, junto con el comentario de Neal deGrasse Tyson con respecto a lo que aprenderán leyendo cada uno de los mismos y el enlace para descargar los libros en español, salvo el de La Edad de la Razón, de Thomas Payne, que no encontré una versión en español, por lo que dejé el enlace para descargarlo en inglés. 1.) Fuente | Open Culture Hector Russo es Fundador y Editor en Jefe de GeeksRoom. Esta entrada fue publicada en eBooks y etiquetada ebooks, Neil deGrasse Tyson.